Shadow Racing Cars
Shadow Racing Cars was a Formula One and sports car racing team and based in the United States although Formula One operations were run from the British base in Northampton. The team held an American licence from 1973 to 1975 and a British licence from 1976 to 1980, thus becoming the first constructor to change its nationality, their only F1 victory, at the 1977 Austrian Grand Prix, was achieved as a British team. The company was founded by Don Nichols in California in 1968 as Advanced Vehicle Systems; the first Shadows, the Mk. Is, were entered in the CanAm series with Vic Elford driving them; the Mk.1 featured an innovative design, using small wheels for low drag and, although the car was quick, it was not the most reliable car in the field The team became more competitive the following year, replacing the Harris car with a Peter Bryant design owing some elements to his Ti22 "titanium car" with Jackie Oliver arriving from this effort and finishing eighth in the CanAm championship. The team found some financial backing from Universal Oil Products.
Shadow came to dominate the shortened 1974 series, although by this point they were competing against privateers, the works McLaren and Porsche efforts having left the series. Towards the end of 1972, Nichols announced that he was entering his team into Formula One with UOP sponsored cars designed by Tony Southgate, who had designed the BRM that gave Jean-Pierre Beltoise victory at the Monaco Grand Prix the previous year; the team debuted in Formula One at the 1973 South African Grand Prix with the Shadow DN1 chassis. Two cars were available for drivers Oliver and Follmer, as well as a private entry for Graham Hill who ran his car under the Embassy Hill banner. For 1974, the team hired two of the most promising drivers of the time: American Peter Revson and Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jarier. During a practice run for the South African Grand Prix, Revson was killed by a suspension failure on his DN3, he was replaced by Tom Pryce. The new DN5 driven by Jarier gained pole position in the two first Grands Prix of the 1975 season but suffered mechanical failure in both races.
The DN5 and most other Shadow Formula One cars used Ford Cosworth DFV engines, which produced around 490 bhp. However in 1975 another car was driven by Jarier, the DN7, was fitted with a Matra V12 engine producing around 550 bhp; the wheelbase was lengthened to accommodate the much larger and more expensive French powerplant, although due to budgetary issues, the Matra-powered DN7 was doomed as a one-off. Jarier's new teammate, won the non-championship Race of Champions that same year. Pryce died in an accident involving a marshal at the 1977 South African Grand Prix; the marshal, Frederick Jansen Van Vuuren, had been running across the track to put out a small fire on the other Shadow car, his injuries were so severe it took a marshal's meeting to determine who Pryce had hit. Pryce had no time to react to avoid the collision because he was unsighted behind a March car in front of him, when his car came to a stop Jacques Laffite had been wrecked out of the race by Pryce's car; the team replaced Pryce with Alan Jones, who won the team's only Grand Prix at the Austrian Grand Prix the same year.
After the 1977 season Shadow entered into a sharp decline. Jones left to join Williams for 1978. In the same period a majority of their staff and their sponsor Franco Ambrosio left to form their own team, taking the young Riccardo Patrese. Despite sponsorship from Villiger tobacco and the signing of experienced drivers Clay Regazzoni and Hans Stuck for the 1978 season, results were poor. In 1980 they were absorbed into Theodore Racing, but Shadow's first ground effect chassis was uncompetitive, only once qualifying a car in seven races. Sponsorship dried up and after the seventh of the year's 14 races Teddy Yip wound up the Shadow team
Marc Surer is a former racing driver from Switzerland working as TV commentator and racing school instructor. He participated in 88 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 9 September 1979, he scored a total of 17 championship points. Surer started his career in karting in 1972. Due to the racing ban established in Switzerland after the 1955 Le Mans disaster, he moved to Germany in 1974 where he finished second in the local Formula Vee Championship. In 1976 he switched to European Formula 3, where he was noticed by Jochen Neerpasch who hired him as a member of the BMW Junior Team alongside Eddie Cheever and Manfred Winkelhock. In 1978 he finished second in the Formula 2 Championship winning the series the following year in a works March-BMW. Surer's debut in Formula 1 was somewhat troubled, he broke his legs in qualifying at the South African Grand Prix in an ATS at Kyalami in 1980, again racing there in 1981 for Ensign. He recovered to give Ensign their best result with a 4th place at the 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix setting the fastest lap of the race.
He drove for Theodore before establish himself at Arrows for a couple of seasons, until BMW's support earned him a seat at Brabham for 1985. Surer returned to Arrows in 1986 but retired from Formula One halfway through the season. Surer moved on to rallying, but a serious accident at the 1986 ADAC Hessen-Rallye in his Ford RS200 injured him and killed his co-driver and friend Michel Wyder. BMW retained him as a driver and director of motorsport activities. In 1994 and 1995 Surer, alongside Johnny Cecotto and Jo Winkelhock won the German Super Touring Car Championship. In 1996 Surer began working as a television commentator at all Formula 1 events for Sky Sport next to the lead commentator, Jacques Schulz. After Schulz's withdrawal prior to the 2013 season, he has remained commentator alongside Sascha Roos. In 2016, in an academic paper that reported a mathematical modeling study that assessed the relative influence of driver and machine, Surer was ranked the 17th best Formula One driver of all time.
Surer has been married twice to former Playboy models, first to Playmate Jolanda Egger, to Christina Surer between 1997 and 2000. On 3 December 2011 he married his longtime partner Silvia Renée Arias. Profile at www.grandprix.com
Ensign was a Formula One constructor from Britain. They participated in 133 grands prix, entering a total of 155 cars. Ensign scored no podium finishes; the best result was a 4th place at the 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix by Marc Surer, who took fastest lap of the race. Ensign was founded by Morris Nunn who carried out design duties during the first two seasons of the team's existence. Nunn would go on to be a prominent chief engineer in the American-based Champ Car series, winning championships with drivers Alex Zanardi and Juan Pablo Montoya in the late 1990s. Ensign entered Formula One in 1973, with backing from Rikky von Opel. Von Opel had driven for the team in Formula Three in 1972 and won the Lombard North Central, British Formula Three Championship that year. Based upon that success, von Opel commissioned a Formula One chassis, their first season was not successful, von Opel only finished two races and the team's best result that season was 13th at the 1973 British Grand Prix. However, the partnership continued into 1974, but von Opel left after the first race of the season, having been offered a works Brabham drive.
He was replaced at Ensign by Vern Schuppan whose only finish was 15th at the Belgian Grand Prix and was himself replaced by Mike Wilds. Wilds only qualified in America. For 1975 Ensign was sponsored by HB Bewaking leading them to sign Dutch drivers. Roelof Wunderink and Gijs van Lennep. Wunderink did not have much success finishing one. Gijs van Lennep qualified for all his races and took sixth place in Germany, securing the first points for Ensign in Formula One. Chris Amon raced for the team in Austria and Italy finishing 12th both times. In 1976 Amon stayed with Ensign having great qualifying results, he qualified third in Sweden and sixth in Britain but only took points in Spain where he finished in fifth place. Patrick Nève replaced Amon in Hans Binder replaced Amon in Austria. Jacky Ickx would race the rest of the season for Ensign. In 1977 Clay Regazzoni raced for Ensign, scoring five points with best finishes of fifth in Italy and America. In 1978 the team entered cars for Danny Ongais and Lamberto Leoni, but Ongais left after two races and Leoni after four races.
Jacky Ickx contested the next four races and Derek Daly raced the rest of the season scoring a point in Canada. In 1978 Nelson Piquet made his debut in Formula 1 at the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring driving an Ensign. In 1979 Daly stayed with Ensign but he left after the Monaco Grand Prix and was replaced by Patrick Gaillard. Gaillard only qualified at two out of five races and was replaced by Marc Surer for the final three races of the season. In 1980 Clay Regazzoni again joined Ensign but at Long Beach Regazzoni's brake pedal broke causing him to go straight on at the Queen's Hairpin crashing into the parked car of Ricardo Zunino leaving him paralyzed. Tiff Needell failed to qualify for the Monaco Grand Prix. Jan Lammers raced the rest of the season. Marc Surer raced for Ensign in 1981 and finished in fourth place in Brazil where he took fastest lap of the race. Surer finished sixth in Monaco. Eliseo Salazar replaced Surer from Spain onwards. Salazar finished sixth in the Netherlands.
In 1982 Roberto Guerrero raced for Ensign. He only finished in two races. Meanwhile, the team was involved in the last year of British F1 Championship, winning the championship with the old MN180B Cars and Jim Crawford as driver. After the 1982 season, Ensign was merged into the Theodore team, which it had previous ties to via financier Teddy Yip and took that team's name. During many seasons, the connection between Ensign and Theodore was so great that in some years they used the same car, much as Red Bull Racing has a second but separate team, Toro Rosso, in more recent times. Ensign driver Roberto Guerrero continued on with the newly merged team for 1983, as did the team's main car designer; the Theodore F1 team did not last the 1983 season and shut down late in the year. * Includes five points scored by Patrick Tambay in an Ensign N177 entered by Theodore Racing
Felix Rosenqvist is a Swedish racing driver racing for Chip Ganassi Racing in the IndyCar Series. Rosenqvist started his single seater career in Asia, he won the 2008 Formula Renault 2.0 Asia and 2009 Formula Renault 2.0 Sweden/NEZ titles. In 2010 he was fifth in the German Formula Three Championship with 2 victories, 8 podiums and 1 pole position, he attended the 2010 Macau Grand Prix Formula Three where he finished on ninth after having qualified seventh in his debut with the same Swedish/British racing team Performance Racing. For 2011, he graduated to the Formula 3 Euro Series with the Mücke Motorsport team, where he finished 5th with 1 win, 10 podiums and 5 fastest laps, won the Masters of Formula 3 in his rookie year. In 2012 he finished third in the 2012 European Formula 3 Championship and finished second in Macau Grand Prix; the year after he narrowly missed out on the 2013 European Formula 3 Championship title to Raffaele Marciello, however winning the Masters of Formula 3 for a second time from pole position.
In Macau Grand Prix he started the race from the front row but collided with Raffaele Marciello and Pipo Derani to retire in the first lap. In his fourth year with Mücke Motorsport, the Swede finished eighth in the 2014 European Formula 3 Championship in a disappointing campaign, he ended the year with a welcomed win in the 2014 Macau Grand Prix from pole position ahead of teammate Lucas Auer In 2015 he switched to Prema Powerteam, claiming the 2015 European Formula 3 Championship title with 13 victories, 24 podiums and 17 pole positions. He would take his second consecutive victory in the 2015 Macau Grand Prix, again from pole position, his extended Formula 3 career meant that he would become the most successful Formula 3 racer of all time. In February 2016 he announced that he would compete in the 2016 Indy Lights series for Belardi Auto Racing as he failed to bring budget for a continued programme in GP2 Series with Prema Powerteam. Rosenqvist had a reduced programme in the series, competing in only 10 of the 18 races, as he in the season would have clashing commitments with his sportscar programme with Mercedes-Benz in Europe.
He scored 3 wins in his campaign. He had a successful test in IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, saying he would be happy to return to the American racing scene in his career. Rosenqvist joined the 2016 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup together with French Tristan Vautier, driving a Mercedes-AMG GT3 for AKKA-ASP Team where they together scored 1 victory, 3 podiums out of the 10 races and finished 7th in the overall standings; the same duo together with Renger van der Zande lined up for the classic 2016 24 Hours of Spa where they reached 2nd place after all Mercedes-Benz cars have been given a 5-minute stop and go penalty. Rosenqvist started off 2016 with a role as official reserve driver, having continued his long partnership with Mercedes-Benz before being promoted to a race seat with one of the cars ran by ART Grand Prix following Esteban Ocon's departure to Manor Racing in Formula One, he made an impressive debut in Moscow where he finished 10th, scoring points in his first race in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.
On 22 August 2016, it was announced that Rosenqvist would partner former F1 driver Nick Heidfeld at the Mahindra Formula E team for the 2016–17 Formula E season. On 10 June 2017, he won the first race at the Berlin ePrix, it would be the first victory for him, as well as for his team. Rosenqvist is known to be a street circuit specialist having won in Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Honda Indy Toronto, Grand Prix de Pau and Macau Grand Prix twice, where he has started 7 times from the front row. Rosenqvist raced in the Super Formula series for the 2017 season with Team LeMans, his team is the same as his manager Stefan Johansson contests Japanese F2 in 1981. Rosenqvist raced in the Super GT series for the 2018 season with Team LeMans, the same team he raced in the Super Formula series the year before, he replaced Andrea Caldarelli's position in the team. † As Rosenqvist was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points. * Season still in progress. * Season still in progress. † Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed more than 90% of the race distance.
* Season still in progress. Official website Felix Rosenqvist career summary at DriverDB.com
France the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean, it is bordered by Belgium and Germany to the northeast and Italy to the east, Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic and Indian oceans; the country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nice. During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by a Celtic people. Rome annexed the area in 51 BC, holding it until the arrival of Germanic Franks in 476, who formed the Kingdom of Francia.
The Treaty of Verdun of 843 partitioned Francia into Middle Francia and West Francia. West Francia which became the Kingdom of France in 987 emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages following its victory in the Hundred Years' War. During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a global colonial empire was established, which by the 20th century would become the second largest in the world; the 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between Protestants. France became Europe's dominant cultural and military power in the 17th century under Louis XIV. In the late 18th century, the French Revolution overthrew the absolute monarchy, established one of modern history's earliest republics, saw the drafting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day. In the 19th century, Napoleon established the First French Empire, his subsequent Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a tumultuous succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870.
France was a major participant in World War I, from which it emerged victorious, was one of the Allies in World War II, but came under occupation by the Axis powers in 1940. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and dissolved in the course of the Algerian War; the Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, remains today. Algeria and nearly all the other colonies became independent in the 1960s and retained close economic and military connections with France. France has long been a global centre of art and philosophy, it hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually. France is a developed country with the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP, tenth-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of aggregate household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, human development.
France is considered a great power in global affairs, being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council with the power to veto and an official nuclear-weapon state. It is a leading member state of the European Union and the Eurozone, a member of the Group of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, La Francophonie. Applied to the whole Frankish Empire, the name "France" comes from the Latin "Francia", or "country of the Franks". Modern France is still named today "Francia" in Italian and Spanish, "Frankreich" in German and "Frankrijk" in Dutch, all of which have more or less the same historical meaning. There are various theories as to the origin of the name Frank. Following the precedents of Edward Gibbon and Jacob Grimm, the name of the Franks has been linked with the word frank in English, it has been suggested that the meaning of "free" was adopted because, after the conquest of Gaul, only Franks were free of taxation.
Another theory is that it is derived from the Proto-Germanic word frankon, which translates as javelin or lance as the throwing axe of the Franks was known as a francisca. However, it has been determined that these weapons were named because of their use by the Franks, not the other way around; the oldest traces of human life in what is now France date from 1.8 million years ago. Over the ensuing millennia, Humans were confronted by a harsh and variable climate, marked by several glacial eras. Early hominids led a nomadic hunter-gatherer life. France has a large number of decorated caves from the upper Palaeolithic era, including one of the most famous and best preserved, Lascaux. At the end of the last glacial period, the climate became milder. After strong demographic and agricultural development between the 4th and 3rd millennia, metallurgy appeared at the end of the 3rd millennium working gold and bronze, iron. France has numerous megalithic sites from the Neolithic period, including the exceptiona
Alan Jones (racing driver)
Alan Stanley Jones, is an Australian former Formula One driver. He was the first driver to win a Formula One World Championship with the Williams team, becoming the 1980 World Drivers' Champion and the second Australian to do so following triple World Champion Sir Jack Brabham, he competed in a total of 117 Grands Prix, achieving 24 podium finishes. In 1978 Jones won the Can-Am championship driving a Lola. Jones is the last Australian driver to win the Australian Grand Prix, winning the 1980 event at Calder Park Raceway, having lapped the field consisting of Formula 5000 cars while he was driving his Formula One Championship winning Williams FW07B. Jones attended Xavier College and is the son of Stan Jones, an Australian racing driver and winner of the 1959 Australian Grand Prix, wanted to follow in his footsteps. Jones worked in his father's Holden dealership while racing a Mini and a Cooper; the younger Jones left for Europe in 1967, to make a name for himself, but found that he could not afford a Formula Ford drive.
He therefore returned home but was back in 1970 and set about building his career in company with compatriot Brian McGuire. The two men bought and sold second-hand cars and Jones was able to afford a Formula Three Lotus 41 which he intended to adapt to Formula Two specification and take back to Australia to sell, in order to finance a season of Formula Three; however the machine was written off in a testing accident at Brands Hatch in which Jones suffered a broken leg. In late 1970, Jones signed with a firm for whom McGuire was working, designed to promote drivers' interests and was selected to compete in a series of races in Brazil. However, in his first two races the engine failed and in the third the gearbox broke, which meant the opportunity ended. For 1971, Jones campaigned a Brabham BT 28 converted to BT35 specification, in Formula Three and had a moderately successful season which led to a series of tests for March at Silverstone. However, despite the success of the test, Jones was not offered a drive by March and for 1972, drove a GRD in Formula Three.
Jones did enough that season to be kept on by GRD for the next year with a new sponsor and only lost the 1973 championship due to a misfiring engine in the last round at Brands Hatch. In 1974, Jones began the season in Formula Atlantic but felt it was a amateurish effort, but a chance meeting with Harry Stiller led to a drive in the latter's March 74. At the end of the season, Jones made his F5000 debut for Stiller in the final round of the European Championship at Brands Hatch in a Chevron B24/28 owned by John MacDonald, it was planned to enter Formula 5000 for 1975. However, Stiller's initial plans fell through but after some delay, during which Jones was unemployed, Stiller arranged to purchase a Formula One Hesketh 308 and signed Jones to drive the car, his first race was the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix at the fast Montjuïc circuit in the purchased Hesketh although the weekend turned out to be one of the most tragic in Formula One history when Rolf Stommelen's crash caused the death of five spectators.
After four races in Formula One the team ceased racing. However, Jones was named as a replacement for the injured Stommelen in Graham Hill's team, his best finish with Hill, in four races for the team, was fifth at the Nürburgring. He earned his first full-time Formula One drive in John Surtees' team. Jones' car was known for its infamous Durex sponsorship which led the BBC refusing to cover Formula One races during the season, he managed several good finishes in the TS19, a fourth in Japan in the final race of the season being the best of them. Jones refused to drive for Surtees in 1977, preferring to sit out a season than continue with the team. Jones was racing in America when he was signed by the Shadow team as a replacement for Tom Pryce, killed in a freak racing accident in South Africa, he made the most of the opportunity and won at the Österreichring for his maiden victory, finishing seventh in the championship, with 22 points. By late 1977, he had caught the attention of Frank Williams, looking to rebuild his Formula One racing team.
Williams Grand Prix had struggled for success in its first years and Jones was entrusted to give them their first taste of it. As well as Williams, he signed with Haas-Hall for 1978, competed in a Lola 333CS in the Can-Am series, winning the title. Jones took nine poles in ten races but missed the Laguna Seca race due to a Formula One scheduling conflict. Stand-in Brian Redman finished twelfth in that race after the kill wire was crimped under a valve cover, resulting in intermittent ignition. Of the nine races in which he competed, Jones won five He finished second to Elliot Forbes-Robinson at Charlotte after hitting a chicane and losing a spark plug wire, retired through accident at St Jovite and lost a radiator at Watkins Glen, he finished third at Trois-Rivières after losing a shift fork and being stuck with only second and fifth gears on the tight road circuit. At that race, water-injected brakes were first used in Can-Am, developed by the Haas team and copied with varying degrees of success by others.
Jones ran one Can-Am race in 1979, where he and Keke Rosberg finished 1–2, with Jones winning his last Can-Am start. For Williams, his best result that season was a second-place finish at Watkins Glen. Jones helped put the team on the Formula One map in 1979 using the Williams FW07, after winning four races in the span of five events near the end of the season. Jones finished third in the championship that year, it was the springboard to an excellent 1980 campaign. Jones's best years in Formula One had just begun, in the m
Alexander George Lynn is a British racing driver. He is competing full-time in the 2018-19 Formula E season driving for Panasonic Jaguar Racing, will drive for Aston Martin Racing in the upcoming 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship, he finished sixth in the 2015 and 2016 GP2 Series, won the 2017 12 Hours of Sebring. Lynn is a former pupil of Saint Nicholas School, Old Harlow, Essex. Lynn began his racing career in karting at the age of eleven with Andy Cox Racing. In 2008 after four years in Mini Max and JICA classes he switched to Ricky Flynn Motorsport for competing in KF2 category, finishing British KF2 championship on the sixth place in the series standings. In 2009 Lynn made his début in single-seaters taking part in the Formula Renault UK Winter Cup for Fortec Motorsport, finishing tenth in the standings, he finished the main Formula Renault UK Series in the same position, winning the Graduate Cup by scoring his first podium at the final race of the season at Brands Hatch. Lynn continued his collaboration with Fortec for 2010 Formula Renault UK Winter Cup and the 2011 main series, becoming champion in both series, with three and twelve wins respectively.
He appeared in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 at Hungaroring and Silverstone. His best result was second place from pole at Silverstone. In the interval between 2010 Winter Cup and 2011 Formula Renault UK series he contested in Toyota Racing Series with Giles Motorsport, finishing ninth with a win in the first round of the series at Teretonga Park. Lynn returned to New Zealand in January 2013 to contest the series again. 4 pole positions, 3 race wins, 9 podiums and 3 fastest laps gave him 2nd place overall and the highest placed international driver. On 20 October 2011 it was announced that Lynn would represent Fortec Motorsports in 2012 for the fourth consecutive year in British Formula 3 Championship. In addition he participated in selected Formula 3 Euro Series rounds. Lynn finished the 2012 British Formula 3 season in 4th place, with a race win at Silverstone and 5 podium places as well as 2 podiums in the Formula 3 Euro Series. In November 2012 Lynn travelled to Macau to compete in the prestigious 59th SJM Macau Grand Prix.
Lynn earned pole position for the qualification race, the first rookie to do so since 2006. In the race itself Lynn finished on the podium in third position and the highest placed rookie driver overall. On 15 November 2012 it was announced that Lynn would be moving to Prema Powerteam and racing in the FIA European F3 Championship for the 2013 season. Lynn achieved 3rd overall in the championship and highest placed rookie driver, with 3 race wins, 14 podiums and 5 pole positions. In November 2013 Lynn returned to Macau to compete once again in the Star River Windsor Arch 60th Macau Grand Prix with Theodore Racing by Prema, a collaboration between SJM Holdings, Teddy Yip Jr's Theodore Racing and Prema Powerteam. Theodore Racing had last appeared at the Grand Prix in 1992 and was celebrating 30 years since they had won the event with Ayrton Senna at the wheel. Lynn won the qualification race to give him pole position for the main race and went on to dominate the main race from start to finish. Lynn competed in the GP3 Series in 2014 for Carlin Motorsport as a member of the Red Bull Junior Team programme.
He won on his debut at the Circuit de Catalunya supporting the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix, starting from pole and setting the fastest race lap to take the maximum points from the race. In the sprint race he still led the championship after its first round. Lynn won again at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, setting pole position before securing a comfortable win over his teammate, Emil Bernstorff, but again he was out of luck in the reverse grid race two, finishing 20th after picking up a lap-one puncture. The Briton was disappointed to miss out on a home win in the third round at Silverstone in the UK, but second in race one and a fighting sixth in race two helped him to maintain his championship lead. In round four at Hockenheim in Germany, Lynn consolidated that lead by finishing second and third in the two races, he recorded two fourth-placed finishes at the Hungaroring to extend his title advantage to 31 points over Richie Stanaway heading into the summer break. In Belgium, he managed to score 4 championship points to take 8th place and the reverse grid pole for the following sprint race.
He dominated the race. A similar situation happened in the next round at Monza, Italy where Lynn finished in 6th place for the feature race and managed to get 2nd in the sprint race due to his excellent driving as well as help with the reverse grid order rule in all GP categories. Having won the GP3 Series title in 2014, Lynn was rewarded with a day of testing with GP2 team ART Grand Prix, he followed this up with a day of testing with Carlin. In early January, along with fellow Red Bull Junior Pierre Gasly, signed with DAMS in order to win the GP2 Series crown in 2015, he finished sixth in the championship, having scored two wins at the Hungaroring. Lynn remained with DAMS for the 2016 season, scoring two victories in the sprint races at Barcelona and Hockenheim, he will leave the series after this season. Following his win of the GP3 title, it was announced Lynn would partake in the post-season testing, driving for Lotus F1. On 28 January 2015, Lynn was confirmed as the new development driver for the Williams F1 team, thereby severing his ties with Red Bull.
In August 2016, Lynn was confirmed as one of four drivers partaking in Jaguar's pre-season test at Donington Park. Lynn landed the role of reserve driver for DS